Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Blue and Gold Continued
Re: Blue and Gold Continued
Tue, 7 Sep 1999 09:59:02 CDT
James Ball wrote:
>You barely touched on the most important reason we hold B&B banquets in
>Feb. On February 8, 1910 Mr. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of
>America, which is why we celebrate Scouting's BIRTHDAY with Blue and
>Gold Banquets every February. Learn more about Scouting's history in
>chapter 1 of your "Cub Scout Leaders Book".
True. But the Blue and Gold Banquet didn't start out as a celebration of
the BSA's birthday; it started out as a special event unique for the Pack to
thank Cubbers for another year of providing Scouting...later, like in the
50s, the connection between the time of year and the event took hold and all
Packs held the celebration.
According to the BSA, the first Cub Scout Packs were organized in August of
But do you know what? There is NOTHING in the BSA's Cub Scouting booklets
or manuals up to 1958 that even SAYS anything about a Blue and Gold Dinner
or Banquet!! The first mention that I can find anywhere is from the BSA
Encyclopedia in 1958 (which I posted earlier) and there is very little else
mentioned in other places (and I've exhausted all of the older sources with
the earlier posting).
SO....I'll be looking up "Blue and Gold" (other than the colors) this
afternoon and seeing what I can dig up. Give me a week or so to find out
what I can find!
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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